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Scenic Lift Rides/Hiking

Come to West Mountain and enjoy a Scenic Chairlift Ride and Hike to enjoy the views!

Our Scenic Chairlift Rides to the Mountain-Top offer stunning views of the Adirondack and Vermont mountains and the Hudson River Valley region. A scenic lift ride is the perfect way to see the beautiful region in a whisk. Once you arrive at the top of the mountain, we suggest hiking on our designated mixed-use scenic and Green (Easy) “Crow’s Nest” trail and hike down the mountain to the Main Lodge on our mixed-use (Easy) “Slideshow” trail to take it all in, or take the chairlift down to the Main Lodge. Please wear appropriate athletic footwear. It’s fun and fitness for the whole family, a group of friends, or romantic outing! We also have several games and food and beverage at the Main Base Area. We will open for Scenic Chairlift Rides on weekends in June beginning June 6, 2020 and 7 days a week beginning July 6, 2020. 

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$10/12 and Under



Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Children must be able to sit alone to ride the chairlift

All children under 18 must have a signed waiver by an adult.

Uphill traffic is only allowed on our designated uphill trail with an access band

Must have an access band to ride the Chairlift and hike

All Chairlift riders/hikers need to wear appropriate athletic footwear


Know the West Mountain Code

Do not hike alone. Use Caution when getting on/off the chairlift. Wear appropriate athletic footwear. Observe all CLOSED TRAIL signs, barriers and Caution ropes and signage. Do Not Hike off designated trails. Do not disturb animals or plants on the mountain. No Fires are Allowed on West Mountain Property. We do offer a picnic area on the Crow’s Nest Trail overlooking the Hudson River Gorge. Please carry out all picnic items when you are finished. Please do not litter.